Millennium Chess Computer - Chess Genius PRO   Free Shipping  

Product Code: MIL812

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$179.00 USD

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Product Details

The Millennium Chess Genius Pro is the ideal chess computer for players of all ages and and skill levels. It's one of the most powerful chess computers of all time, featuring the world-champion software ChessGenius by Richard Lang!

  • Improve your chess and be challenged at your playing level with the chess computer built on the famous chess engine ChessGenius by Richard Lang.
  • The Chess Genius PRO version offers and enhanced and more elegant design, faster processor, and lightning fast response times at all levels. Keep your mind active with endless chess enjoyment.
  • Portable and convenient 11” size makes the chess computer easy to take along on travels with included AA Batteries and power saving mode. Add optional AC adapter for play at home.
  • Make moves by pressing lightly on the squares thanks to MILLENNIUM unique HighSensitive technology. Lighted LCD screen shows chess moves, current position, and menus.
  • Set play strength from wide range of play levels suitable for beginners starting out to master level players. Take back moves or see suggestion for better moves.

Genius Pro plays at a significantly higher skill level of more than 2200 ELO (2400 USCF). The changes in the PRO are visual as well, new pieces in an exclusive white and black chrome, along with felt and significantly improved sensor board and pressure point. 

Hardware Improvements:

  • Significantly improved sensor board with smooth-running pressure point
  • 5x faster processor
  • 5x more RAM memory
  • Automatic power supply detection-connected power supply switches off the sleep mode during 24 hours for long term analyzing
  • Manual

Software Improvements:

  • Three different options for Openings:
    • No opening book, computer calculates by itself
    • "Classic London Book" of 57,000 positions (3x larger)
    • "Modern Book" with over 100,000 positions completely new library of modern opening variations by HIARCS.
  • Improved sleep mode with extended wake cycles
  • Display of move numbers in INFO mode
  • New "Mate in X" feature for problem solving

Overall, the Pro is a significant performance improvement, an ideal choice for improving, regular, or ambitious players. The playing algorithms and therefore playing style is adjusted and enhanced.

Due to the increased processor performance it's recommended to use an AC power supply sold separately. The battery operation is fine, however the playing time rates well below that of the previous model.


Playing levels and playing difficulty:

  • Countless levels especially for beginners
  • Virtually unlimited number of levels of difficulty
  • Includes demanding tournament levels suitable for skilled players
  • Average time per move
  • Max overall duration of game
  • Special "Mate in X" stage for problem solving
  • Shows suggested moves (best, second, third best etc. moves given position)

Especially for chess experts

  • Choice of 2 libraries of opening moves: the "Classic London Book", with approximately 57,000 positions, and the "Modern Book", with more than 100,000 positions
  • Versatile analysis mode (text displays and chessboard display)
  • Display analysis of positions, main variants and move number
  • Enter any chess position

Especially for novices

  • Chess trainer: Warns about bad moves, offers to take them back
  • Makes suggestions for improvement to help make better moves
  • Help function: Shows all permitted moves

Features and ease of use

  • Convenient menu system makes it easy to adjust system settings
  • Large back-lit display: shows the entire chessboard, plus help text and menu system text
  • Extra-large chessboard: 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 in) playing area
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Different match modes: Player vs. computer, player vs. player etc.
  • Improved energy saving mode with longer active times
  • Power port for AC adapter
  • Automatic power supply detection to switch off the power-saving mode in network operation

Technical data:

  1. Processor: ARM Cortex M4 / 120 MHz, RAM: 160 KB
  2. Chessboard: Pressure sensor board, magnetic
  3. Display: Back-lit chessboard display
  4. Menu operation: 7 languages, text-based
  5. Languages: GB / DE / FR / NL / ES / IT / RU
  6. Software: Original CHESS GENIUS
  7. Power supply: 3 x AA alkaline batteries
  8. Power port available (Adapter sold separately)
  9. Dimensions: approx. 30 x 27.5 x 3 cm
  10. Chessboard dimensions: 20 x 20 cm (7.8" x 7.8")
  11. Display Dimensions:  3.8 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4")
  12. King height: 1 7/8"
  13. King base: 5/8"

IMPORTANT: We have noted a few minor design issues, which have been submitted to the manufacturer:

  1. The unit's factory default language is German. When the unit is reset (from loss of power or from pressing the reset button) it will default back to German. This is fixed simply by pressing the reset button, then the Right Arrow and the Green ENT button.
  2. MOST, but not ALL pieces will fit in the storage compartment below the unit.
  3. Contrast adjustment settings do not appear to function correctly and in most cases do nothing at all for the display. In the units that we tested, all displays already were in the most optimal contrast setting.



Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
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River Bean
missing piece replacement in a timely manner

I alerted Chesshouse about the missing piece and it was delivered so fast that I couldn't believe it was here already!

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Michelle Nino
Very Happy!

Bought this for my husband because he beats me at chess all the time. He says it’s both the “best gift he has ever received and the worst.” He enjoys the challenge but hates to lose. I am just glad he likes it. One issue is sometimes he has trouble distinguishing the queen from bishops. I noted on another review this was an issue with someone who has poor eye site. I offered to paint the tops with some red nail polish but he declined - this would be my only complaint. Otherwise nice set and easy to use. Very Happy with purchase! Michelle

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Frank DuPree
A great chess engine and board

This is a very good product and seems to be well made. When I received it, I realized I was actually looking for something else, therefore I returned it, no questions asked. Great customer service!

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william stafford
THOUGHT PROVOKING TOY

learning a lot . makes you think.

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Raymond Lee
Everything too small for my purpose

After using the Pro version for a couple of weeks, I decided to return it and bought the King Performance. The chess board and the chess pieces are just too small for me. This version is more suitable for children that want to learn playing chess against a computer. I really don't like the small screen which is painful to use for my purpose. In addition after purchase, I found out the small compartments inside the chess board cannot house all the chess pieces. So now you need another bag or something to keep the pieces. The only upside for the Pro is for travel. If you are on a train or in the hotel, the board is easier to carry plus the board is magnetic. Otherwise I strongly recommend you to get a version with larger board and better display.

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